A Multi-Media Approach to Partner Support in Smokeless Tobacco Cessation (UCare-ChewFree)

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Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 24, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 2, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oregon Research Institute

Brief Summary:
In an earlier study, the investigators developed a guidebook that taught women supportive behaviors to help their husbands/partners quit smokeless tobacco. This study will create a website using the information in the guidebook, along with interactive features, videos, and forums. The investigators will then conduct a randomized trial comparing an intervention group (receiving website access and the printed guidebook) with a delayed treatment control condition, to learn if the support intervention can effectively teach women supportive behaviors and thereby increase their partners' smokeless tobacco cessation rates.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tobacco Use Cessation Behavioral: Multimedia Support Intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Media Approach to Partner Support in Smokeless Tobacco Cessation
Study Start Date : September 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Multimedia Support Intervention
(a) access to a website providing the content of our supporter guidebook, supplemented with interactive components, video elements, and a supporters' forum, and (b) a mailed copy of our supporter guidebook
Behavioral: Multimedia Support Intervention
No Intervention: Delayed Treatment Control
Access to the Multimedia Intervention after participant completes the final follow-up assessment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. smokeless tobacco cessation [ Time Frame: 7.5-month follow-up ]
    the male ST user's 6-month cessation as reported by the female partner

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. tobacco quit attempts [ Time Frame: 7.5 month follow-up ]
    the male smokeless tobacco user's quit attempts, as reported by the female partner

  2. supportive behaviors [ Time Frame: 7.5 month follow-up ]
    change in the female partner's supportive behaviors

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • being the wife or female domestic partner (living together) of a male who is a current user of ST products (snuff or chewing tobacco)
  • interested in having him quit ST use
  • willing to provide a phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address
  • provides informed consent
  • the woman and the chewer are both U.S. or Canadian residents age 18 or older
  • the woman and the chewer are both able to read English
  • the woman and the chewer are both able to access a computer

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01885221

United States, Oregon
Oregon Research Institute
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Laura E Akers, Ph.D. Oregon Research Institute

Responsible Party: Oregon Research Institute Identifier: NCT01885221     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DA033422
First Posted: June 24, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Keywords provided by Oregon Research Institute:
smokeless tobacco cessation
social support
partner support

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ganglionic Stimulants
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Respiratory System Agents